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apotheosis
n. elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
appall
v. dismay; shock
apparatus
n. equipment
apparition
n. ghost; phantom
appease
v. pacify or soothe; relieve
appellation
n. name; title
append
v. attach
application
n. diligent attention
apposite
adj. appropriate; fitting
appraise
v. estimate value of
appreciate
v. be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
apprehend
v. arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive
apprehension
n. fear
apprenticeship
n. time spent as a novice learning a trade from a skilled worker
apprise
v. inform
approbation
n. approval
appropriate
v. acquire; take possession of for one's own use
apropos
prep. with reference to; regarding
aptitude
n. fitness; talent
aquatic
adj. pertaining to water
aquiline
adj. curved; hooked
arable
adj. fit for growing crops
arbiter
n. a person with power to decide a dispute; judge
arbitrary
adj. capricious; randomly chosen; tyrannical
arbitrator
n. judge
arboretum
n. a place where different tree varieties are exhibited
arcade
n. a covered passageway, usually lined with shops
arcane
adj. secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
archaeology
n. study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
archaic
adj. antiquated
archetype
n. prototype; primitive pattern
archipelago
n. group of closely located islands
archives
n. public records; place where public records are kept
ardent
adj. intense; passionate; zealous
arduous
adj. hard; strenuous
aria
n. operatic solo
arid
adj. dry; barren
aristocracy
n. hereditary nobility; priviliged class
armada
n. fleet of warships
aromatic
adj. fragrant
arousal
n. awakening; provocation (of a response)
arraign
v. charge in court; indict
array
v. marshal; draw up in order
array
v. clothe; adorn
arrears
n. being in debt
arrest
v. stop or slow down; catch someone's attention
arrogance
n. pride; haughtiness
arroyo
n. gully
arsenal
n. storage place for military equipment
articulate
adj. effective; distinct
artifact
n. object made by human beings, either hand-made or mass produced
artifice
n. deception trickery
artisan
n. manually skilled worker; craftsman, as opposed to artist
artless
adj. without guile; open and honest
ascendancy
n. controlling influence; domination
ascertain
v. find out for certain
ascetic
adj. practicing self-denial; austere
ascribe
v. refer; attribute; assign
aseptic
adj. preventing infection; having a cleansing affect
ashen
adj. ash-colored
asinine
adj. stupid
askance
adj. with a sideways or indirect look
askew
adj. crookedly; slanted; at an angle
asperity
n. sharpness (of temper)
aspirant
n. seeker after position or status
aspire
v. seek to attain; long for
assail
v. assault
assay
v. analyze; evaluate
assent
v. agree; accept
assert
v. declare or state with confidence; put oneself forward boldly
assessment
n. evaluation; judgement
assiduous
adj. diligent
assimilate
v. absorb, cause to become homogeneous
assuage
v. ease or lessen(pain); satisfy(hunger); soothe(anger)
assumption
n. something taken for granted; taking over or taking possession of
assurance
n. promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence
asteroid
n. small planet
astigmatism
n. eye defect that prevents proper focus